Despite the current trend of R’n’B artists turning to straight up dance infused tracks, or girls twerking and sticking their tongue out being classed as urban, there is actually some good music out there. These days it’s about the independent artists, they seem to cater more for the music lover, and that’s what Ensite do. A song with a string message and a video to compliment it this is a track I’ve been playing all week. The groove of the beat is great, got me instantly nodding my head and I also loved how the track was arranged, works really well. With lush vocal tones and quality production I really can’t to hear their debut album.
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Swift Kirabo is a Rap artist from the city of Manchester he’s been doing music seriously for 3 years and dabbles in any genre he feels like, but mainly works with Hip Hop/Grime. From early Swift gravitated towards music because he’s always had the feeling that it’s what he should be doing in life, music is something he’s truly passionate about and wants to improve on daily. He started out in school with Grime/Rap collectives developing his skills by taking part in cyphers with other MC’s in a highly competitive environment. As time passed Swift began to do more solo songs spreading them around his local area and then finally in early 2013 releasing his 1st free Mix-tape entitled ‘Daydreamer’ on ‘bandcamp’ which did well locally.
The inspiration for his music comes from real life scenarios that he or others have experienced as well as using his lyrical skills for a more creative/punchline approach. His main aim with music is to inspire, uplift, entertain and provoke thought amongst his listeners plus to one day have a worldwide audience who can appreciate what his music has to offer!
His Latest project is an EP titled ‘Heart of A SOULja’ which will be out early 2014, this song ‘It’s Just Begun’ is the introduction to his EP.
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This is not the first time Rediculus and Fdot have worked together, having dropped the Dedicated EP in September. Click on the link below to check it out and see why 2dopeboyz.com said “This 5-track EP deserves your hard-earned $4. True story.”
Coming this December is the new instrumental project from Rediculus, Memories Over Music Volume 1: Redicululy Faded. Rediculus and Knowledge Giving Birth Productions have teamed up with ElevArte Community Studio for the Memories Over Music series, and 50% of all monies generated from the projects will go towards ElevArte’s overall operating budget.
LATE Feat IITone & KB Da Kidnappa ‘Daily Bread’ (Slap Up Mill Remix)
LATE Feat IITone & KB Da Kidnappa ‘Daily Bread’ (Original prod. by Tricksta)
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West London artist & producer Big Chris is back with probably his biggest hit to date. Its a sexy sensual affair that see’s the big man next to the legendary Bushkin from UK Garage pioneers Heartless Crew. Taken off the superb mixtape ‘In One Hand’ hosted by leading mixtape deejay and CEO of Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Lil Fats which also features Paigey Cakey. Keisha White, Tubby Boy and Samira. This is a track really shows off Big Chris’s skills as a vocalist and songwriter, its such a catchy tune with a visual that is very pleasing on the eye to say the least.
Big Chris Feat. Bushkin – Baby Maker (X-Rated Video)
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Review by Josh Powell
Two years without T.iM.E are over. Theimagination and E Reece have recharged and returned with another sonic banger. Properly titled, “The Owner,” this new song celebrates the freedom, pride, and control that accompany the lifestyle and workflow of an independent artist. The lyrics encourage turning every trial into triumph, believing in the ability to overcome adversity. Listen to “The Owner” and rise with the lyrical push to pursue your passion.
Having previously collaborated on their 2011 EP “The T.iM.E is Now” and on several of E Reece’s solo projects, this duo’s chemistry is firmly set in place. MC E Reece and producer Theimagination have brought their formula of experimental sounds and hard-hitting lyricism to their combined fan bases, while creating a new following thirsty for progressive sounds and thoughtful rhyming.
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As consistent as ever LATE drops this new single with producer Juttla, a beatmaker and producer/deejay/remixer who has worked with numerous people from Foreign Beggars to dance music legends like Marshall Jefferson, as well as being an artist in his own right and running the infamous Eastern Pressure Recordings.
LATE on the other hand shouldn’t really need an introduction but for those that don’t know he has featured on the same tracks as rappers such as UK legends like Skinnyman and Scorzayzee, as well as US legends such as Willie D, Slim Thug and K-Rino to name a handful. He really is a true underground legend in the global rap scene.
Together they go in with a new track and single that comes complete with a video from Triple Fear Films. I love the way the video keeps it true to the artform and even includes some great graffiti shots. The video has a stush look and is a visual that compliments the track.
The tune itself bangs from the off, and wasn’t really what I was expecting from LATE. It’s a 90bom-ish groove that works well with a sick sample and solid drums, something that fans of Boom Bap shouldn’t sleep on. Hip-Hop fans go and download this now; you know you need it on your iPod or Phone!
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While most people shrugged off Kendrick Lamar’s heard around the world “Control” verse as nothing but some boisterous claims of being the king of New York, others took the message a bit more personally. Such is the case with Innocent? and his response to the aforementioned rhymes supplied by the Good Kid M.A.A.D. City emcee. Where Innocent?, the boom-bap dedicated rhyme sayer’s comeback excels in is the well executed video shot by Donald Robinson Cole, which showcase some breath taking scenes of the Big Apple. The clever bars that reveal the Brooklyn rapper has no time for individuals that hate on NY also justifies his reasoning for calling out any and all accusations. It is with this in mind that Innocent? is truly guilty of repping NY to the fullest by and means necessary.
Born in Kentucky, and raised in Dallas, Texas Bam is a rapper blowing up Stateside at the moment. Supporting acts such as MGK and more, he is currently promoting his hit single ‘TwerkAholic’. Everyone is Twerking at the moment, and here is the new club anthem that is the remedy for all TwerkAholic’s! Even Miley Cyrus should be up on this bass shaking urban monster. The single is a just a taste of what is to come from this Southern rapper. Solid club track that is sure to be rocking a dance-floor near you soon. All DJ’s need this in your collection.
TBam- “Living in a halo was one of the turning points in my young life. The opportunities that has appeared before me and the many more blessing to come will not be taken for granted. If there is one thing that I have learned from this experience is I will NEVER BE SMALLER THAN MY DREAMS.”
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More proof that De Facto are a UK based Hip-Hop label to be reckoned with. Their releases have gone from strength to strength but this has to be DeFacto’s biggest release yet. Featuring Billy Brimstone aka UK legend Jehst ‘Choose Your Weapon’ will be something the UKHH scene will adore. It’s Hip-Hop for ‘the realest’ and this is something that you need in your collection. Bars, beats, lyrics and quality artwork too! Grab this as soon as you can.
Words: Alex Dunlow